Pond's Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser cleanses and exfoliates skin in one step. The formula is very gentle and removes dirt and makeup effectively. It's not recommended for use around the eyes due to the microbeads it contains. The cleanser is best for combination to oily skin.
Gentle exfoliation. Editors at Allure magazine say Pond's Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is gentle enough to use on a daily basis, something that many users appreciate. It's much gentler than other formulas -- so much so that some reviewers wonder if it's actually working. The formula contains microbeads for gentle exfoliation and shea butter for added moisture. Editors at Allure magazine say that in addition to sloughing off dead skin cells, the cleanser also does a good job of cleansing skin and removing makeup. Skin-care expert Paula Begoun warns, however, that it's tricky to use around the eyes due to the polyethylene beads it contains. She adds that a scrub like this is not necessary. AHA- and BHA- exfoliants do a better job and have more benefits to the skin. A washcloth also works just as well.
Silky smooth with a lot of lather. Reviewers say Pond's Exfoliating Cleanser has a pleasant texture. Begoun describes it as creamy with a lot of lather. One user at Amazon.com says the formula is "extremely silky and smooth." The scrub contains a small amount of fragrance -- not likely enough to be of concern, according to Begoun. Some users appreciate the light floral scent, but others say it's too heavy.
Review Credibility: Excellent Although it can't exfoliate as well as a chemical exfoliants (AHA or BHA), Paula Begoun says Pond's Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is a good and inexpensive option for manual exfoliation. The formula contains a slight amount of fragrance but not enough to be of much concern. She says that the polyethylene beads in this cleanser make it "tricky" to use around the eyes or to remove makeup.
Review: Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, Paula Begoun, April 9, 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good Pond's Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is included in Allure magazine's annual list of winning beauty products. Editors say the formula is gentle enough for daily use, yet it does a good job of removing dirt and makeup -- a true all-in-one product.
Review: Pond's Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, Catherine Devine, October 2012
Review Credibility: Good More than 160 users at Amazon.com give Pond's Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Most say the cleanser does an excellent job of cleansing the skin and is very gentle -- so gentle that many wonder if it is actually exfoliating skin. Reviewers have mixed opinions about the floral scent -- some love it and others hate it.
Review: Pond's Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, 5oz, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of February 2013